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desensitize

de·sen·si·tize

desensitize

 
pronunciation:
di sen sih taIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: desensitized, desensitizes, desensitizing
definition 1: to cause to react with less intensity, as to light or other stimuli.
The doctor desensitized him to bee stings.
antonyms:
sensitize
definition 2: to make less interested, sensitive, involved, or the like; cause to be indifferent.
antonyms:
sensitize
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derivations: desensitization (n.), desensitizer (n.)
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